The Allegheny forest of Northwestern Pennsylvania was once a sight to be seen. Brimming with acres upon acres of Eastern hemlock, American beech, sugar maple, chestnut, and other distinct trees, this old-growth forest was home to wolves and cougars, which kept the deer population at naturally regulated low levels. This, in turn, allowed the understory … Continue reading For Love of the Land…
I HATE cleaning the bathroom. Like, Hate-with-a-capital-H. I'm a writer by day but a momma by night and, with a military husband, many of the household chores usually fall on my shoulders. For the most part, I don't mind. I don't mind packing lunches. I don't mind doing laundry. I don't even mind tidying the … Continue reading Change Your Why
On February 11, 1963, a record producer by the name of George Martin met four musicians at EMI Studios in London in the hopes of recording an album. The group had already released two singles, one of which had hit number 1 on the New Musical Express and Melody Maker charts. The UK was positively … Continue reading 585 Minutes to Change Music History
GUYS! I am so excited to reveal to you the cover for my next book, 'Come Down Somewhere,' available in September from Tyndale House! Isn't it gorgeous? 😍😍 I love the desert-like colors and the subtle southwestern overlay, which hints at the book's New Mexico setting. Most of all, however, I love the close-up of … Continue reading Cover Reveal for ‘Come Down Somewhere’!
The Bible is full of commands to love. In Matthew 22, Jesus, when questioned about the greatest commandment, replied, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as … Continue reading When God Calls Us to Hate